The faces behind the Vancouver mountain highway project

27 May 2019

LafargeHolcim is proudly working as the general contractor on Canada’s Highway 1 Lower Lynn Improvements project. Central to this project is the concern for minimizing disruption to local communities and operating to the highest possible safety standards.


People are the key to success in any building project – for acceptance by the benefitting community as well as for successful execution on-site.

Beginning with pre-construction open houses, our project leaders worked through various channels to reach all affected stakeholders before work began. We immediately organized our teams to work at night as much as possible in order to minimize disruption.

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Now that work has begun we have followed a tightly managed quality control plan that is fully ISO compliant. It includes both record-keeping and reporting guidelines, along with specified variables, parameters, and controls for meaningful quality control testing.  This underpins our commitment to making sure everyone goes home safely at the end of each day, as well as seizing opportunities to learn from each other along the way.

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On the project we follow project-specific health, safety, and environmental plans, followed by regularly scheduled audits and reviews. Project control systems are easily accessed by workers at all levels, ensuring transparency and meaningful exchange of information. The experience and knowledge of our teams helps provide innovative problem-solving and adherence to budget, timeline, and specifications.

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